City of Melbourne

Getting to
the festival

Moomba Festival takes place at Alexandra Gardens and Birrarung Marr. Melbourne’s network of trains, trams and buses makes it easy to get to and from the event. Visit the PTV website or call 1800 800 007 for up-to-date information on Melbourne’s public transport.

If you’re using public transport on Labour Day (Monday 12 March) take note that the public holiday timetable will apply. Road closures surrounding the festival may also affect public transport services on Monday and during the evenings across the weekend. Refer to the road closures table below.

From 5-12 March sections of the Yarra River will be closed for Moomba Festival and the Moomba Masters. For more details see the Parks Victoria website.

View Festival Map

Opening hours

The Moomba Festival site is open Friday 6pm to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 11pm, and Monday 11am to 10pm.

Be sun smart

Temperatures can rise on the Moomba site, so make sure you remember to be sun smart. We have sunscreen and water available for your convenience.

Accessibility

The Moomba Festival site and facilities are accessible via wheelchair. Mobility equipment hire services are available through Travellers Aid.

Pets

Our festival site will be packed full of people all weekend, so please leave your pets at home. Assistive animals are permitted.

No alcohol

Moomba Festival is an alcohol-free event. Penalties apply. Patrons are asked to keep all entertainment and food areas smoke free.

Keep it clean

Just one piece of rubbish can have an impact on our environment. Please dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully and look for recycling bins for your bottles and recyclables.

Road closures

Tues 6 – Mon 12 March

Boathouse Drive
Closed west of Alexandra Avenue (both directions)
12.01am Tuesday to 11.59pm Monday

Sat 10 – Mon 12 March

St Kilda Road (Princes Bridge)
Southbound kerbside lane
6am Saturday to 11pm Monday

Sat 10, Sun 11, Mon 12 March

St Kilda Road (Princes Bridge)
Closed to vehicles only in both directions between Flinders Street and Linlithgow Avenue
9pm to 11pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Mon 12 March

Anzac Avenue
Closed between Domain Road and St Kilda Road
12.01am to 4pm

Birdwood Avenue
Closed at Domain Road
12.01am to 7am 

Dallas Brookes Drive
Closed at Domain Road
12.01am to 4pm

Government House Drive
Closed between Linlithgow Avenue and St Kilda Road
12.01am to 4pm

Linlithgow Avenue / Southbank Boulevard
Closed between Alexandra Avenue and St Kilda Road
12.01am to 4pm

St Kilda Road (South Bound Service Lane)
Closed between the start of the Service Lane adjacent to City Road overpass and Park Street
12.01am to 4pm

Tow-away zones

Sun 11 – Mon 12 March

Anzac Avenue
Between St Kilda Road and Birwood Avenue (south side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

Birdwood Avenue
Between Dallas Brooks Drive and Anzac Avenue (both sides)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

Birdwood Avenue
Between Dallas Brooks Drive and Domain Road (both sides)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

Dallas Brooks Drive
Between Domain Road and Birdwood Avenue (east side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

Government House Drive
Between St Kilda Road and Birdwood Avenue (north side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

Linlithgow Avenue
Between St Kilda Road and Alexandra Avenue (both sides)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

Linlithgow Avenue
Between St Kilda Road and Government House Drive (both sides)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

St Kilda Road
Between Anzac Avenue and Coventry Street (east side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

St Kilda Road
Between Grant Street and Wadey Street (east side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

St Kilda Road
Between Southbank Boulevard and Grant Street (east side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

St Kilda Road
Between Wadey Street and Anzac Avenue (east side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday

St Kilda Road
Between Yarra River and Southbank Boulevard (east side)
3pm Sunday to 5pm Monday